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10/30/09 3:16 P

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Going from 353 to 219 is awesome! You should be patting yourself on the back. I think that all of us feels or has felt very self-conscience about our bodies. I know that I do.

Based on your behaviors, I encourage you to find some strategies that will work better for you. You mentioned that you're stuck, maybe it's time to shake things up a bit. If you find yourself getting hungery, check out this link on low calorie foods that make you full:

Another positive tool is joining SparkTeams that cater to your interests. I used to be on the 30 somethings with 50lbs to lose team. Check out this link for some possible teams that you might be interested in:

If you are an Emotional Eater, then this team rocks!

Good luck and hang in there. You're not alone...


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10/30/09 2:25 P

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Hi I am Jenn.
I am 219lbs. I have been over weight from about 4 yrs. old. I have been weighed up and over 353 lbs. but stopped weighing myself at that point. I know I was heavier because I had to go up a pant and shirt size. It has taken seven years to lose the weight I have lost, but for 2 years I have been between 202-225 lbs.
I have to change something, and trying here. Part of my battle is mental as well as physical. I am stuck.
I am tired of being at this weight. I am tired of friends saying I look fine or so much better than before.
I want to be a normal size, walk into a normal store with regular not plus sized clothing. In pictures I want to be relatively the same size as all of my friends, not twice thier size or 1 and a half times thier size.
I am tired of hiding inside my house, afraid that people only see me as obese, and missing the fact that I am a loving, intellegant woman rather than a slow, clumbsy, jolly middle-aged fat chick.
My husband is a very loving, fit athletic man and I want to be able to enjoy participating in sports activities rather than just watching him.
It is hard to hear other women complain they are soooo fat when they look as if they are under-weight, and they talk about having to loose 7lbs. to hit thier ideal weight at the gym. So much so I stopped going because of the extreme akward question "if they think they are fat I must be repulsive!"
I was hoping to find someone who has had those thoughts to work this out with. I do not think everyone understands.
I look in the mirror one day and see the achievement, then one day I see I am not making any progress, and another I am the one repulsed by how much weight I had gained, and how much more I still have to lose!!!!
Each day it gets harder for me to become motivated, and seems as though I will never win the battle, but I am taking a leap of faith that I can do it, and there are others out there like me who could encourage each other during this journey.

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